Each week we take a close look at a comic collectible. That means taking it out of the package. Kylo Ren hasn't appeared in any comics so far but he is one of the main actors in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. There's a Kylo Ren sixth scale figure coming from Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles sent us ours early so we can check it out before it starts shipping.
Take a look at our unboxing video to see what's included and how it looks.
There is always a lot of detail with the Hot Toys figures. These are definitely for serious collectors. They pay close attention to making every stitch in the clothing and detail in accessories look as true to life as possible.
The figure comes with extra hands so you can mix up the way you put it on display. It comes with a pair of fists, relaxed palms, gesturing palms, and hands to hold the lightsaber. There is also an interchangeable arm holding the lightsaber. You can turn on the LED light inside to light up the lightsaber. The figure also includes a stand with Kylo Ren's name and the First Order symbol.
There is a lot of articulation for different poses. If you just have the figure standing straight, it loses some of the "wow" factor. Putting it in different positions brings it to life.
It's a little hard to see in the pictures but this lightsaber is the one that lights up with the LED light. You can see a better demonstration in the video. The switch is on his forearm under his sleeve. It looks pretty impressive when turned on. If you want, you can also remove the lightsaber pieces.
There is a little wire in the hood so you can shape it to how it should look. This is great. Otherwise it'd just sit there and could look a little silly. He doesn't come with a second head or removable helmet. The detail in the helmet is cool with plenty of damage.
If you swap out the arm with the lightsaber and LED light, you can put the lightsaber in his other hand or slide it onto his belt.
If you're familiar with Hot Toys figures, you know what to expect. These are amazing collectibles but again, they're for the serious collector. You can pre-order it from Sideshow at the following link:
The price is $224.99. This is typical for these sixth scale figures. Plus you get the LED light in the second arm/lightsaber. There are some other figures from The Force Awakens available and more on the way as well.
Let us know what you think of this figure. Thanks to Sideshow Collectibles for the early look at it.